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Director of Compliance Management

The State Office of Risk Management (SORM) is looking for a Director of Compliance Management to join a collaborative team of legal professionals in the Compliance Management Department. Your work will primarily focus on procurement and contracting to ensure compliance with applicable rules, laws, and the State of Texas Procurement and Contract Management Guide. Other compliance responsibilities will include development and regular review of administrative rules and internal standards and policies; serving as an audit liaison; overseeing statutory reports, record retention requirements, and public information requests; and assisting with labor and employment law issues. The Director must engage with core staff, other directors, and executive leadership to identify client needs, provide advice and guidance, and ensure proposed courses of action comply with legal requirements and align with the agency’s strategic objectives. Developing a global understanding of the agency’s statutory missions and business processes is crucial to the success of this role. In addition, you must have a comprehensive understanding of and familiarity with numerous areas of law and be up-to-date on changes to legislation, regulatory requirements, procurement and contracting, and human resource issues. Before changes occur, the Director must ensure management is well-informed on changes that may affect operations. The Director should influence compliance through education and involvement in the creation of policies, procedures, and tools that facilitate compliance. This position requires a high degree of professionalism; a strong work ethic with an inherent understanding of ethical duties; effective written and verbal communication skills; exceptional ability to motivate, persuade, and influence others; and excellent problem solving skills. So, you must be confident, driven, organized, and analytical. This position may train, coordinate, and lead the workload of others. SORM is a diverse and inclusive state agency. We serve the public by directly serving other state entities with their workers’ compensation claims, insurance and risk management programs, and continuity of operations (COOP) plans. SORM’s distinctive culture embraces communication, creativity, and critical thinking. We hire results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with a strong desire to help our clients, and one another, succeed. SORM continually seeks to enhance the agency’s expertise and service by hiring talented people whose aspirations align with the Office’s vision. If you are a service-minded professional looking for the stability of state service, we would love to visit with you. As a state employee, you are automatically enrolled in the state’s retirement plan, and are eligible for additional health insurance benefits. Level of Complexity of State Classification: Highly Advanced ManagerialLevel of Supervision of State Classification: Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Learn more about this opportunity by reading the full job description for the Director of Compliance Management (Director II; 22-1102 PDF) position and apply below.

The Office

The State Office of Risk Management is a unique state agency with an environment of creativity and collaboration. Our employees appreciate the warm atmosphere, mutual respect, progressive approach, engagement, and genuine community that comes from truly caring about each other and what we can do together. We don’t do silos, and your voice and happiness is as important as your skill. We take pride in our mission, our colleagues, and our belonging.

Advantages of working with SORM:

  • Casual dress code
  • Open and accepting environment
  • Wellness and employee engagement activities
  • Much more.

Advantages of working for the State:

  • State Medical/dental/vision benefits
  • Free downtown parking
  • Employee Assistance Program from legal services to mental health
  • Transit discounts
  • State discounts are offered at many stores, hotels, cell phone service providers, and more!

The Texas State Office of Risk Management is administratively attached to the Office of the Attorney General and is governed by a five-member Board. The Office is charged by law to administer insurance services obtained by Texas state agencies, including the self-insured government employees workers’ compensation insurance program and the state risk management programs. Its mission is to enable State of Texas agencies to protect their employees, the general public, and the State’s physical and financial assets by reducing and controlling risk in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

How to Apply

You may apply to the job directly through the CAPPS Career System.

Or, you can mail a State of Texas application (Word) to:

  • Linda Griffin, Director of Talent Management
  • State Office of Risk Management
  • P.O. Box 13777
  • Austin, TX 78711-3777

Applicants may direct inquiries to Linda Griffin, Director of Talent Management, at